On Wednesday 5th of September, RPCS sent 24 students to compete in the annual Oz tag Gala Day. The juniors competed and showed tremendous effort to win 3/5 games against top competing schools in Sydney. Unfortunately, the juniors did not make it to the semi-finals, but they were still very proud and honoured to represent our school.
Each student found themselves believing in one another by using build ups and encouraging one another on and off field. The boys worked extremely well with the girls and shared the ball with each other to score against the other teams. Their final game in rain, meant that the weather affected the grip of the ball and making the grass slippery. Beyond all of the challenges, they overcame the weather and still came out with the win.
The Senior Oz tag team also competed. There were six ‘pool’ games and teams need to come first or second in their pool to make the semi-finals. The seniors played exceptionally well as a team all day and won five out of the six games to come second in the pool! Unfortunately, we lost the semi-final, but as a positive the team showed resilience and never gave up, even when the game was lost and continued to defend with determination. Special mention must go to the ‘little monster’ Jeslyn and ‘flying gazelle’ Minh-Nghi, each with three tries (girls’ tries are worth double the points), to our ‘speedster’ Jonathan (scored two tries), and to Solomon, who led the team tirelessly in both defense and attack in every game. I am very proud of the whole team for their diligence in training, improving and giving their all in each game.
A huge congratulations to the students in both teams:
Junior teams: Christian, Mosiana, Mosese, Clausen, Joshua, Diana, Hannah, Frieda, Liza, Valerie, Mikkel and Lagi.
Senior Team: Solomon, Jeremiah, Sake, Siupeli, Jonathan, King, Minh-Nghi, Noa, Caitlyn, Siarley, Olive, Jeslyn.